Thursday, January 22, 2009

Experimental Thursday


I want to try a sort of open-ended experiment. The rules go like this: grab the closest book to where you now are, open it to a random page, start at the top left page, and write the first complete sentence, in the comments section. No cheating.
(No complicated log-in is needed)


35 comments:

dmd said...

I took the turn into Altgeld at 131st and came to a sop in from of Our Lad of the Gardens Church, a flat brick building toward the read of the development.

Do you need the book and author?

dmd said...

Please note sop should be stop. Lad should be Lady.

ScienceTim said...

Hence, a new active vent opened as a result of the impactor would only contribute about 1/2000 the value of the pre-existing radial nongravitational acceleration.

Gomer said...

If you take the right actions at the right time, you can save yourself and your family from joining the ranks of the undead.

Jumper said...

"Run the following two programs to see what error messages your system gives."

Jumper said...

(from Yoki)
"Whether the regulator wants to give differentiated incentives on different activities hinges on the cross-partial derivatives [formula for which I haven't a font - Yoki]; these derivatives have a natural interpretation: [formula] measures the economy of effort on activity [k] per unit reduction in the efficiency parameter and determines how the firm's rent is affected by the efficiency parameter."

-- A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation --

Jumper said...

(from Raysmom)
She no more wanted to walk away from him than to eat her own limbs, but that most tedious of deadlies, pride, was preventin gher from springing back, from turning around and asking him if he'd like to come back for a slice of melon, as it were.

Jumper said...

(from Curmudgeon)
"Use brackets to show that the material is a description of form, not a title."

--Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, p. 260.

Jumper said...

(from RDPadouk)
In using a physical delay line, we have chosen the elements to have a cosine weighting.

Jumper said...

(from Moose)
"If you had income from which tax was not withheld or did not have enought tax withheld during the year, you may have owed an estimated tax."

Jumper said...

(from Boko)
Also mention the Tymbrimi...how they're more adaptable than we'll ever be.

Jumper said...

The horizontal system is appropriate when judges are assigned their own courtrooms on a permanent basis.

From: Public, Municipal and Community Buildings

(ebnut)

Jumper said...

englemann
A third party notice may include interest paid or lost on bonds put up by way of security to the plaintiff: Davie Shipbldg. v. R. (FCA 1984) 4 DLR (4th) 546

Jumper said...

nellie
The filth and muck of daily life were gradually abating.

Jumper said...

bob sewell
"Writing was a hazardous activity before the advent of the ballpoint pen."

Jumper said...

If property was acquired by a corporation from a shareholder as paid-in surplus or as a contribution to capital, the basis of the property to the corporation is the same as it was in the hands of the transferor, increased by the amount of gain recognized by the transferor on the transfer.
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Jumper said...

shrieking d
"Not for a moment had Bruno Bluthgeld taken his eyes off the new young teacher--if this actually was the truth; if this short young man dressed in khaki trousers and workshirt really was a teacher, as Bonny has said."

Wilbrodog said...

Those facts meant my story was linked to the history of a geographical region.

(What?!)

frostbitten said...

Never in my whole put-together life could I write down on paper a hard, fast definition of White Trash.

Anonymous said...

"To force a Higgs field to have a value of zero - the value that would seem to be the closest you can come to completely removing the field from the region, the value that would seem to be the closest you can come to a state of nothingness - you would have to raise its energy and, energetically speaking, the region of space would not be as empty as it possibly could."

Brian Greene, "The Fabric of the Cosmos"

Anonymous said...

Oh, that 7:06 PM was me.

bc

yellojkt said...

Bring the wide end of the tie under the narrow.

From 14 Ways to Tie a Necktie.

Jumper said...

Slynes
She grew absolutely ashamed of herself - of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think, without feeling that she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd.

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Jumper said...

bc
"To force a Higgs field to have a value of zero - the value that would seem to be the closest you can come to completely removing the field from the region, the value that would seem to be the closest you can come to a state of nothingness - you would have to raise its energy and, energetically speaking, the region of space would not be as empty as it possibly could."

Jumper said...

kbert
"As they strode along at a good pace, Alois proceeded to supply Adi's head with so many new names and thoughts that before long the boy was twice breathless."

Jumper said...

"No matter: The campaign would proceed against them, despite their protestations of submission."
seasea

Jumper said...

mudge
"In 1992 I paid a neighbor's girlfriend who was visiting from East Germany to help me paint our living room."

Jumper said...

DNAg
"A mutation that promotes such selfish behaviour by individual members of the cooperative can jeopardize the future of the whole enterprise."

Confessions of a Mischief Maker said...

One morning, immediately after we had passed a deserted village, we heard something like the roar of big engines, the rolling of metal drums on a tar road, a thunder exploding roll after roll.

Anonymous said...

lostinthought
From the time we opened this grave, it's been a media frenzy; they all want footage of Europe's worst massacre since WWII.

Anonymous said...

Laudable means deserving praise.
omnigood

Anonymous said...

"The author concluded that a large monolithic-slope failure of the dimensions suggested by Ward and Day (2001) is unlikely."

Scotty

Confessions of a Mischief Maker said...

Well, I really don't rember how. I think I found it in the main stream. When I read it over I was very intrested in it.

DLD said...

Part of the management of requirements is to document requirements changes and rationale and to maintain bidirectional traceability between source requirements and all product and product component requirements.